1995 Rugby World Cup – Africa qualification

For the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa, the Confederation of African Rugby was allocated one direct qualifying place (Africa 1) in addition to the automatic qualifying place granted to South Africa as host of tournament.[1][2]

Seven teams participated in the qualification tournament. The teams were split into two pools for the first stage held in 1993, with the matches in Pool A taking place in Nairobi and the matches in Pool B being played in Tunis. the two top teams in each pool progressed to the second stage which was another round robin held at Casablanca in 1994. Ivory Coast was the first placed team after the second stage and secured qualification for the 1995 tournament.[3][4]

AfricaEdit

Round 1Edit

Group A

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points
  Namibia 3 3 0 0 165 55 +110 9
  Zimbabwe 3 2 0 1 118 69 +49 7
  Kenya 3 1 0 2 40 105 −65 5
 Arabian Gulf 3 0 0 3 64 138 −74 3
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
3 July 1993   Kenya 7–42   Zimbabwe Nairobi, Kenya
3 July 1993   Namibia 64–20 Arabian Gulf Nairobi, Kenya
7 July 1993   Kenya 9–60   Namibia Nairobi, Kenya
7 July 1993   Zimbabwe 50–21 Arabian Gulf Nairobi, Kenya
10 July 1993   Kenya 24–23 Arabian Gulf Nairobi, Kenya
10 July 1993   Namibia 41–26   Zimbabwe Nairobi, Kenya

  Namibia and   Zimbabwe Qualified for the Round 2

Group B

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points
  Ivory Coast 2 2 0 0 44 19 +25 6
  Morocco 2 1 0 1 9 30 −21 4
  Tunisia 2 0 0 2 21 25 −4 2
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
26 October 1993   Tunisia 16–19   Ivory Coast Tunis, Tunisia
28 October 1993   Tunisia 5–6   Morocco Tunis, Tunisia
30 October 1993   Ivory Coast 25–3   Morocco Tunis, Tunisia

  Ivory Coast and   Morocco Qualified for the Round 2

Round 2Edit

Final Qualifying Group

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference Points
  Ivory Coast 3 2 0 1 39 39 0 7
  Namibia 3 1 1 1 53 49 +4 6
  Morocco 3 1 1 1 42 46 −4 6
  Zimbabwe 3 1 0 2 51 51 0 5
Match Results
Date Home Score Away Venue
14 June 1994   Namibia 25–20   Zimbabwe Casablanca, Morocco
14 June 1994   Morocco 17–9   Ivory Coast Casablanca, Morocco
16 June 1994   Morocco 9–21   Zimbabwe Casablanca, Morocco
16 June 1994   Ivory Coast 13–12   Namibia Casablanca, Morocco
18 June 1994   Ivory Coast 17–10   Zimbabwe Casablanca, Morocco
18 June 1994   Morocco 16–16   Namibia Casablanca, Morocco

  Ivory Coast qualified for the 1995 Rugby World Cup

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rugby World Cup 1995". Welsh Rugby Union. 2011. Archived from the original on 2015-02-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Evans, Steve (2011). "RWC 1995". Black Swans. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "1995 Rugby World Cup Qualifier Results". ESPN Scrum. 17 Sep 1994. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "1995 Rugby World Cup Qualifier Points Tables". ESPN Scrum. 17 Sep 1994. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)